Acelero Learning is a pioneering provider of early childhood education and family engagement services through our three business units, all focused on closing the achievement gap for thousands of Head Start children and families across the country.
With over $50 million in revenue and unparalleled child outcome data, we are both one of the largest and one of the most innovative companies in our space.
Acelero Learning is a provider of direct Head Start services in four states (New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Nevada and Wisconsin).
Shine Assist, part of our Shine Early Learning division, is a training and technical assistance unit which partners with other Head Start providers to improve their programs through hands-
on training, access to our proprietary tools which have demonstrable impact on child outcomes, and the use of our Shine Insight data system.
Shine Implement , the newest unit within Shine Early Learning,manages the delivery of Head Start services for a select group of partners through a suite of services including oversight of educational, family services and program design activities, provision of our proprietary tools, and the use of our Shine Insight data system.
We are seeking an inspired and collaborative leader to join our Shine Implement team as an Educational Leader .
The Educational Leader serves as the educational lead for one or more centers in the Head Start program, with responsibilities including the following :
Ensure full implementation of all aspects of the Head Start program’s early learning system, policies / procedures and tools, with the goal of supporting all children to achieve School Readiness Goals.
Supervise all teaching staff (teachers, assistant teachers, floaters, substitutes and extended day.)
Provide ongoing coaching to teaching staff to support them in successfully fulfilling all aspects of their role, including but not limited to effective practices in the following :
CLASS™ Teacher-Child Interactions
Working with Families
Professional Growth and Collaboration
Work with teachers to implement program curriculum with fidelity.
Work with teachers to implement child assessment system reliably, including understanding child outcomes data and using them to plan and individualize.
Facilitate professional learning communities with teaching staff to support curriculum planning and implementation as well as child assessment data analysis and application of data to individualized learning plans.
Ensure the completion of all required child screenings and assessments, including 45 and 90-day requirements for new children and quarterly progress assessments for all children.
Assist in the interviewing, on-boarding, coaching, supervising, and training of teaching staff.
Provide coverage for the classroom when needed.
Assist in the collaboration and coordination within education team and across service areas and initiatives, including ensuring full parent involvement in the program.
Serve as operational lead for the Center, ensuring compliance with all program policies and procedures and Head Start / Early Head Start, state licensing and other regulations.
Participate in leadership activities and meetings as appropriate.
Recognize that your job description is service area specific and that a successful employee upholds the overall employment standards outlined in the Employee Handbook and specifically, but not limited to : confidentiality, child abuse reporting, attendance and dependability, appropriate dress, customer service and support to all families, prudent use of program resources, and promoting and maintaining safe environment for all children, families and staff.
Uphold the shared values of Shine Early Learning and the Head Start program.
Serve as education lead for a Center; overseeing implementation of all aspects of education services; providing teachers with coaching, training, and monitoring using CLASS, the Teacher Success Rubric and other teaching performance tools.
Work with teachers to reliably implement, analyze and apply child assessment and learning outcome data; use data to implement individualized learning plans.
Coordinate with Family Services team to ensure full parent involvement in the program.
Master’s degree preferred
Previous experience teaching in an early childhood setting; experience with supervision, management or coaching preferred
Experience managing an infant / toddler or preschool program
Bilingual (Spanish / English) Required
Experience with inclusion of children with disabilities preferred
Knowledge of infant / toddler health and safety licensing requirements (if applicable)
Experience with collaborations and community partnerships (if applicable)
Experience in Fiscal management / budget preparations (if applicable)
Able to lift a child weighing 40 pounds, 20 times a day if needed.
Obtain certification in CPR and First Aid.
The mission of Shine Early Learning is to bring a relentless focus on positive family and child outcomes to close the achievement gap and build a better future for children, families, and communities served by the Head Start program.
We are an equal opportunity employer, committed to creating a diverse and healthy work place.